Tynes: I Wouldn't Kick To Rookie David Wilson
Excerpt: "The player with the most difficult job of all today might be Jerrel Jernigan, who lines up in front of David Wilson on kickoff returns and, if he deems it necessary, has the responsibility of holding Wilson in the end zone.
“If it’s too deep, I’m going to play it smart, jump in front of him with a stop sign so he doesn’t bring it out,’’ Jernigan said.
The hope for Jernigan and the Giants is for Wilson to take the ball out on every kickoff, but that won’t happen. Playing inside the Georgia Dome, where the surface is smooth as glass and the wind never blows, Falcons punter Matt Bosher, also a kickoff specialist, is tied for ninth in the NFL with 35 touchbacks.
Wilson is coming off a record-breaking performance with 227 kickoff return yards in the 52-27 victory over the Saints, and he has the leeway to take the ball out from as deep as five yards into the end zone.
Good luck, though, trying to get Wilson to take knee no matter where he catches the ball.
“He’s not going to listen to that rule, rightfully so,’’ Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes said. “I think he should see what they got with the first couple, and if they’re covering really well then you just take a knee. The ball’s gonna fly pretty well in there.’’
That ought to make things simple; but if he gets a chance it could be an exciting day!
Originally Posted by Captain Chaos
If he can get us to the 50 on most returns us makes life easier. Of course if he can run for 200 yards on offense today that would be OK too. Is that asking too much?
Yeah Tynes would have just kicked it out the back of the end zone if our coverage team was like that...